Why do you want a Rottweiler?
This has to be the first question you ask
yourself! Lets look at the structure of a
Rottweiler and then you have some questions to
The Rottweiler falls into the Working Dog
He is one of the best examples of an all
purpose working dog in existence.
The peasant farmer is responsible for the
creation of the Rottweiler Ė he needed a dog
who could herd livestock, protect the profits on
the way back from the market, be a draught dog
and also excellent with the family. Tall order
isnít it but the Rottweiler fits into this
However, itís vital to remember that the
Rottweiler is a WORKING dog Ė these dogs
require much more stimulation than other breeds.
He is an extremely intelligent dog and he is not given
to being bullied or pressurised.
You need to train your Rottweiler mentally
not with forceful methods Ė if you try you
will be presented with stubborn refusal.
Itís extremely important to keep his mind
active, however this is not by taking them for
long walks. There are simple games and
activities you can do in the garden to keep him
happy and stimulated.
So you have an intelligent dog here - are you
up to it?
||Do you want a Rottweiler for a guard dog?
||Do you want a Rottweiler for the image it
will give you?
||If the answer to any of these questions is
"yes", then don't buy one - a
Rottweiler is not for you.
||Can you spend time training a Rottweiler?
||Do you understand his mental needs?
||Have you a calm temperament, authoritive in a
If the answer to these questions is
"yes", then a Rottweiler could well be
the right dog for you.